[ frey-zee-ol-uh-jist ]
/ ˌfreɪ ziˈɒl ə dʒɪst /


a person who treats of or is concerned with phraseology.
a person who affects a particular phraseology or is skilled in coining phrases.


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Origin of phraseologist

First recorded in 1705–15; phraseolog(y) + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for phraseologist

/ (ˌfreɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪst) /


a person who is interested in or collects phrases or who affects a particular phraseology
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